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Shellington
09-16-2016, 11:34 AM
I haven't heard much of her, from IMDb it appears her only role was as Karai in the 2003 show.

I thought she had a good voice and could have done more shows. Does anyone know what has become of her?

Andrew NDB
09-16-2016, 11:36 AM
I haven't heard much of her, from IMDb it appears her only role was as Karai in the 2003 show.

I thought she had a good voice and could have done more shows. Does anyone know what has become of her?

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neatoman
09-16-2016, 12:09 PM
I haven't heard much of her, from IMDb it appears her only role was as Karai in the 2003 show.

I thought she had a good voice and could have done more shows. Does anyone know what has become of her?

She did work for 4Kids, look through a catalog of their anime dubs, there's probably some credit to her there. Here's what I could find simply googling her name.

http://www.behindthevoiceactors.com/Karen-Neill/
https://myanimelist.net/people/9625/Karen_Neill

Shellington
09-16-2016, 12:46 PM
According to those links, she hasn't done work since 2009.

I just wanted to know whether she has retired, and if she's doing okay.

neatoman
09-16-2016, 12:52 PM
According to those links, she hasn't done work since 2009.

I just wanted to know whether she has retired, and if she's doing okay.

Well, when 4Kids went down it meant a lot of NYC voice actors had a lot less work.

ToTheNines
09-17-2016, 10:34 AM
Did anyone ever figure out what happened to F.B. Owens? Dude went off the grid almost 10 years ago.

Powder
09-17-2016, 03:46 PM
Several 4kids voice actors worked under fake names as they technically were not supposed to be doing this kind of gig. The ones who've since disappeared may very well be a part of that crowd.

ToTheNines
09-17-2016, 04:01 PM
Yeah, the union/non-union thing. But Owens like legitimately disappeared. That's why LH had a weird voice in later seasons.

Utrommaniac
09-17-2016, 04:03 PM
Maybe it's for the best? Since the last thing I've seen other 4Kids actors do is Vídeo Brinquedo productions. Which is just sad and low.

TheSkeletonMan939
09-17-2016, 08:56 PM
But Owens like legitimately disappeared. That's why LH had a weird voice in later seasons.

I seriously wonder, assuming he didn't get sick or something, if he just got a job doing something completely different. "4Kids voice actor" never seemed to be an entirely wholesome occupation.

dragonside
09-20-2016, 10:56 PM
its not a glamorous gig, voice acting. I've always thought her voice was really good too.

4kids dying probably did not help the industry. :(

Ninjinister
09-21-2016, 02:01 AM
She performs music under the name Nell Balaban, which is the name Karai is credited in, in some old cast lists I was given by a member of the show's cast (who in turn received them from Dan Berger).

TheSkeletonMan939
09-21-2016, 08:18 AM
Cast lists? It'd be pretty cool if you could post those sometime.

Ninjinister
09-22-2016, 01:11 AM
Cast lists? It'd be pretty cool if you could post those sometime.

I don't know if I'd be allowed to directly. The cast member gave it to me to prove/correct some stuff on the Wiki so if I ever get off my lazy butt and fix the cast lists there that's where it'll be.

TheSkeletonMan939
09-22-2016, 12:33 PM
I see - that's still pretty cool though. I enjoy learning about behind-the-scenes tidbits like that.

Ninjinister
09-22-2016, 04:31 PM
I see - that's still pretty cool though. I enjoy learning about behind-the-scenes tidbits like that.

Yeah I might post them here afterward as a not-direct thing based on my agreement with the actor. As much as I'd like people to go to the Wiki for such things (and especially since this is kind of an "exclusive") I hate making people go there.

Shellington
10-06-2016, 11:32 AM
She performs music under the name Nell Balaban, which is the name Karai is credited in, in some old cast lists I was given by a member of the show's cast (who in turn received them from Dan Berger).
Thanks a lot, you're cool.

THGhost
10-06-2016, 05:44 PM
Wow, I had no idea 2K3 voice actors had disappeared...